On a recent conference trip to Las Vegas I had the opportunity to check out the Peter Lik Gallery at the Venetian. I made the point of stopping by upon recommendation from a friend – and I must say, I was blown away. Peter Lik is a fine art landscape photographer with some serious credentials – he’s been shooting for over 25 years and produces some of the most amazing landscape shots that I’ve ever seen.
I can’t pretend to know a lot about him, but I highly recommend checking out his website: http://www.peterlik.com/ – you can read his bio, see his work, and check out his blog. I’ll definitely look to buy one of his books in the near future, but until then i’ll just pick my jaw up off of the desk while admiring the stuff that’s on his site.
When looking at other photographers’ work I try not to get into the mind set of wanting to reproduce what they’ve done. I find that to be detrimental to my own development – instead, when I see great work I frame it in the sense of wanting to get to a point where I can produce the results that I want with the tools that I have – and that has a lot to do with experience behind the camera. I’ve got to just. keep. shooting.
Here are some of the pics I took in Vegas – nothing special, it was just fun seeing Vegas for the first time: